24 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

24 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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24 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Maspalomas, Spain
Fly:  34​h
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Victoria, Canada
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kamloops, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Calgary, Canada
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Glacier National Park, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h
9
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Salt Lake City, United States
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
11
Tahoe City, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Reno, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
13
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
14
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
15
San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Maspalomas, Spain

3
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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 16th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Jericho Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Anthropology, then shop like a local with Granville Island Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Granville Island. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Spanish Banks, kick back and relax at Third Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, then wander the streets of Gastown, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary app .

Maspalomas, Spain to Vancouver is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Maspalomas to Vancouver is minus 8 hours. In August, Vancouver is a bit cooler than Maspalomas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Beaches Shopping
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Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

1
night
Victoria, Canada

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
On the 18th (Sun), stroll around Clover Point Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Inner Harbour, then take a leisurely stroll along Victoria Pier, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria itinerary website .

Drive from Vancouver to Victoria in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Seattle.

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Victoria Pier ©
Victoria Pier

2
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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, stop by Chukar Cherries, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Washington Park Arboretum, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, then examine the collection at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, then walk around Kerry Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at West Point Lighthouse.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seattle vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Victoria to Seattle in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Victoria in August, things will get a bit warmer in Seattle: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kamloops.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Wildlife Shopping
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The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Kamloops, Canada

Kamloops ©
Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): learn about winemaking at Harper's Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park, then see the interesting displays at BIG Little Science Centre, and finally do a tasting at Privato Vineyard and Winery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kamloops holiday maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seattle to Kamloops. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Kamloops

Museums Wineries
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BIG Little Science Centre ©
BIG Little Science Centre
Privato Vineyard and Winery ©
Privato Vineyard and Winery
Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park ©
Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park

2
nights
Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Maligne Canyon, explore the activities along Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, then examine the collection at The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Highway 93A. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Tangle Creek Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Glacier Skywalk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sunwapta Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park route planner.

You can drive from Kamloops to Jasper National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Jasper National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

2
nights
Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jasper National Park in August: highs in Banff National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Takakkaw Falls
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Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

1
night
Calgary, Canada

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at The Military Museums, contemplate the long history of Heritage Park Historical Village, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Calgary Pathway System.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Calgary visit planner .

Getting from Banff National Park to Calgary by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, Calgary is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Park Historical Village ©
Heritage Park Historical Village
The Military Museums ©
The Military Museums
Calgary Pathway System ©
Calgary Pathway System

few
hours
Glacier National Park, United States

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the activities along McDonald Creek, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and then appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Calgary to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Calgary in August, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Garden Wall ©
Garden Wall
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek

1
night
Yellowstone National Park, United States

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists’ Paintpots, and finally admire all the interesting features of Artist Point. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Steamboat Geyser, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Salt Lake City, United States

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Church History Museum and then steep yourself in history at Golden Spike National Historic Site.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip builder tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Salt Lake City to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Golden Spike National Historic Site
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
Church History Museum ©
Church History Museum

1
night
Tahoe City, United States

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Cove Beach, kick back and relax at Sand Harbor, then let the kids burn off some steam at Commons Beach Park, and finally hike along Stateline Lookout.

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Getting from Salt Lake City to Tahoe City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Tahoe City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: highs in Tahoe City hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Reno.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Incline Village
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Commons Beach Park ©
Commons Beach Park

1
night
Reno, United States

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 1st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Animal Ark, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wilbur D. May Center, and then see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reno trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Reno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tahoe City in August: highs in Reno hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Reno

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Wilbur D. May Center ©
Wilbur D. May Center
Animal Ark ©
Animal Ark

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, make a trip to General Sherman Tree, then take some stellar pictures from Buck Rock Lookout, and finally admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning site .

Drive from Reno to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Reno in September, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 38°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 4th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel route builder .

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are colder (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then hike along Lands End, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Lands End ©
Lands End

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